Friday, January 16, 2015

FO - The Garter Yoke Cardigan

Two FO Fridays in a row! This hasn't happened in a long time!

The Garter Yoke cardi is finally finished. The buttons arrived this week, were sewn on, and I've even already worn the cardi. :)

This cardi has been soooo long in the making. Seriously, there were moments when I thought I'd never finish it, lol. It's not that I didn't enjoy knitting it, and the pattern is great, but those sleeves really got to me. With that DK yarn it just seemed to take ages, you know?

That said, I'm really happy with how it's turned out. I ordered these buttons for it because I thought it might be nice to go for some yellow ones to complement the yellow flecks in the yarn. The alternative was wood, but I wanted something a bit more eye-popping than that. I was going to order some normal round ones when I spotted these elongated ones. I wasn't sure it was going to work but seeing it all together now I think it does!

I can already tell that this cardi is going to get a lot of wear this winter because it has long sleeves (hurrah for not giving up on those) that are going to keep me warm, but with the dk yarn it's not heavy and bulky but instead drapes really nicely and will fit under my slim-line coat.

So there you go the Garter Yoke cardi is finally finished - tadah! ;)

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  1. Well done, a beautiful cardigan and I really do love the buttons that you chose. They compliment the yarn beautifully. Have a great weekend.

  2. Anonymous2:21 pm

    it's soooooooo beautiful. I like it
    Muriel from France

  3. Very well done, absolutely fantastic!

    Lluisa xoxo

  4. Yay, on your finish! The buttons are an interesting, eye catchy detail.

  5. I love that! Looks like it fits great (which is always a plus after working on sweater for a long time). :)